New etching: “Hand with Hummingbird and Lover’s Eye”

Blackrock Editions is now accepting reservations for my next print release Hand with Hummingbird and Lover’s Eye. It is a copperplate soft ground etching with aquatint and spit-bite techniques. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Navajo Water Project. When Blackrock approached me on a collaboration for their Progressive Print Project―prints with an aim towards donating part of the sales to a charity of the artist’s choosing―I felt honored and delighted to be able to help in some small way. The plight of the Navajo Nation and the Native American community in New Mexico during this pandemic has touched me deeply especially because of friends who have suffered losses and illness. I asked a Navajo friend how I could help when I learned of the print collaboration and she very graciously sent me a list of organizations. After many months of work (with the added challenges of socially distanced collaboration) and several iterations of printers and artist proofs we are finally able to offer it to the public.

Hand with Hummingbird and Lover’s Eye
2020, etching, aquatint, spit-bite
image size 8×6 inches, paper size 16×14 inches
Edition 40
For information on reserving your print, email: info@breditions.com

My friend Lisa’s grandmother provided the Navajo symbolism behind the hummingbird: “The hummingbird represents ability to perform quickly with beauty in whatever the task. So if you catch one, hold gently and bless yourself with it saying a prayer….It’s name is k’aa loo gii…”

Meyer Gallery Santa Fe Solo Show: December 4, 2020

My solo show in Santa Fe at the Meyer Gallery has been rescheduled to December 4 – December 10, 2020. I will be releasing paintings for the show available for purchase throughout the weeks/months running up to December. So please let John, Jonathon, and Jordan at Meyer Gallery know of your interest so they can alert you as soon as they get the paintings.

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“Masked Eros with Lover’s Eye” 12×9 inches, oil on panel
available at Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe

Love’s Philosophy

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

September Solo Show: “Flora and Fauna”

I am very happy to announce my upcoming show “Flora and Fauna” at Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe running from September 16 thru September 22. It is the only show I am doing this year and the first works are now available at the gallery.

As the show title “Flora and Fauna” suggests, the works will be celebrating images from the botanical, zoological and ornithological worlds. Stay tuned for more paintings posted as they become available.

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“The Songbird” 8 x 6 inches, oil on panel

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“Hand with Roses and Lover’s Eye” 7.75 x 5.75 inches, oil on panel

Book Covers for Valter Hugo Mãe

I am very excited to share this series of four book covers featuring my paintings of hands with lover’s eyes: the novels of Valter Hugo Mãe published by Alfaguara (Editora Objectiva). Valter Hugo Mãe is a renowned Portuguese writer who has won several literary prizes including the prestigious José Saramago Literary Prize (in 2007) and Grande Prémio Portugal Telecom de Literatura (in 2012). 2014 was the 10th anniversary of his first novel and Alfaguara has republished his first four novels to mark the occasion.

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